Sustainability

Sustainability Drives Innovation, Cost Savings at Saltstone Disposal Unit 6

Sustainability Drives Innovation, Cost Savings at Saltstone Disposal Unit 6

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a longtime Bechtel customer, has the mission to safely clean up the environmental legacy from decades of producing nuclear materials for national defense. And for decades, Bechtel colleagues have partnered with DOE to achieve that mission, leaving a safer environment for communities and future generations.

November 20, 2019 3 min read
By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
Tsunami Evacuation Shelters: Solutions for At-Risk Communities in Developing Nations

Tsunami Evacuation Shelters: Solutions for At-Risk Communities in Developing Nations

In disaster-prone areas, elevated evacuation shelters can be an integral part of a national or local disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategy and programs. They enable vulnerable communities to get to safety at the first warning of an incoming tsunami.

October 23, 2019 5 min read
By: Angelos Findikakis, Senior Principal Engineer and Bechtel Fellow
Nuclear Energy Benefits The Environment

Nuclear Energy Benefits The Environment

Understanding the science behind nuclear power is the first step to understanding its important role in our clean energy future.

July 22, 2019 4 min read
By: Lexi Corral, Business Communications Specialist

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Innovation

Blockchain: Implications and Use Cases for the EPC Industry

Blockchain: Implications and Use Cases for the EPC Industry

By now, most of us have heard of BitCoin in some context, maybe from your tech-savvy friend or the news story about the guy who lost $127 million USD of the crypto-currency after accidentally throwing his hard drive in the garbage.

November 14, 2019 4 min read
By: Cyril Merienne, Innovation Implementation Lead
Partnering Early Helps Transportation Agencies Deliver More Value for Travelers

Partnering Early Helps Transportation Agencies Deliver More Value for Travelers

Public sector authorities are realizing that many times they are not ready to implement projects as P3s. They need more time to define their objectives and goals for the project, properly define the scope and phasing, and understand and fairly allocate risks between the public and private sectors. As a result, a number of agencies are opting for or at least considering a different approach – engaging private-sector players earlier at a point more upstream in the planning process through what is known as a pre-development agreement (PDA).

October 30, 2019 3 min read
By: David S. Blaisdell, Senior Manager, Bechtel Enterprises (BEn)
How to Innovate When “Fail Fast, Fail Often” Isn’t an Option

How to Innovate When “Fail Fast, Fail Often” Isn’t an Option

In our experience, the best way to mature innovative solutions is to prototype them in a physical environment that closely reflects job site conditions, essentially a lab for designers and builders. Doing so results in a better understanding of integration complexity, the capabilities of the technology, and real versus theoretical benefit discrepancies, as well as the implications of how solutions might be deployed and scaled.

October 29, 2019 3 min read
By: David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer

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Technical Excellence

Sustainable Urban Stormwater Management and Sponge Cities

Sustainable Urban Stormwater Management and Sponge Cities

Exploring cleaner, more cost-effective alternatives to conventional drainage systems

November 19, 2019 2 min read
By: Angelos Findikakis, Senior Principal Engineer and Bechtel Fellow
Catholic University, Bechtel Collaborate to Advance DOE Mission

Catholic University, Bechtel Collaborate to Advance DOE Mission

As the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant ramps up its commissioning phase, Bechtel explored the many contributions made by scientists, universities, and vendors from across the country that have made this first-of-its-kind facility possible. The story of The Catholic University of America’s Vitreous State Laboratory is just one example of these many contributions and how the U.S. Department of Energy and Bechtel have incorporated expertise from around the globe to construct the plant.

October 25, 2019 8 min read
By: Tina Banks, Public Affairs Specialist
Differentiating Between Acoustic and Flow-Induced Vibration

Differentiating Between Acoustic and Flow-Induced Vibration

October 18, 2019 1 min read
By: Matt Jaouhari, Global Functional Manager of Pipe Stress and PD&P Deputy Chief Engineer

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